Welcome to The Gallery at St. Mark's! We've been lucky each fall to have wonderful art gracing the walls of the church at the annual Sacred Arts Festival, and now, through generous donations we were able to purchase track lighting which makes the space more able to support ongoing art exhibits.

Check back as we develop the page...soon there will be calls for entry and exhibit guidelines. In the meantime, call C. Scott Hagler, 3rd Ave. Arts Executive Director, at 247-1129, ext. 14 or e-mail Scott@3rdAveArts.org.

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You are cordially invited
to an Artist's Reception for
Jazz Morgan

Oil Paintings by Jazz Morgan

Friday, March 11 • 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit continues through April. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 4:00.

Jazz Morgan started out in New York City, where she wandered the art museums, the Village and SoHo. Jazz began writing and painting as soon as possible. She migrated with the birds all over the country, rescued sea turtles in Florida and had lunch with a bear in Colorado.

Jazz has exhibited around the country and internationally. She lives among the four seasons in the Colorado mountains, painting, writing and wandering.

"The strength of wildness attracts me. I enjoy the simplicity, complexity and the clarity of nature. It feels like the power and lightness of a river that is defined by the flow of constant change. My work is about everything that is attracted to this river of movement. Open spaces, groupings of intimate objects, texture of woven twigs, the contrast of transparent and opaque, wandering, navigating, migrating; how do I express the 'feel' of these things? I find that unusual alliances become the connective tissue that holds images together. Space organized around isolated gestures and the evocative sense of the moment are the essence of wildness. As I go along, the paintings thread together cementing my connection to these energies and the path that my life is on. The paintings are maps, to find a path out there, and then to find a way home."

United Nations World Conference • Beijing, China
National Museum of Women in Art • Washington DC
United States Embassies • Washington DC
Carnegie Art Center • Leavenworth, Kansas
Albuquerque City Art • Albuquerque, New Mexico
Barbara Conrad Gallery • Durango, Colorado
Daytona Art League • Daytona, Florida

"From the beginning, there's always been something unique about her work, a special quickness about even the earliest studies. I say she's the universe's urge to remind us that it's all alive out there. She has ordered her life to make sure that the work gets done. This is an artist through whom extraordinary forces are flowing. Artists are supposed to show us things we keep forgetting, and inspire hope in us, and she does."
—Tom Milligan
Public Broadcasting System, New York State

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